Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens Of The Righteous) – Vol. I & II

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Imam Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya An-Nawawi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 291 | Size: 2.5 MB


The book was compiled by Imam An-Nawawi who was the great scholar of Hadith and Fiqhof his time. Commentaries on the Ahadith have been added by Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf of Pakistan who had originally executed them for the Urdu edition of this book. The English translation of the book and the – commentaries was performed by Dr. Muhammad Amin and Abu Usamah Al-Arabi bin Razduq who have performed their task with utmost care and profound interest.

Contents:

1. Chapter on Sincerity and having an intention for all actions, words and states, outward and inward
2. Chapter on Repentance
3. Chapter on Steadfastness
4. Chapter: On Truthfulness
5. Chapter: On Watchfulness
6. Chapter: On Fearful Awareness of Allah (Taqwa)
7. Chapter: Certainty and Trust in Allah
8. Chapter: On Going Straight (Istiqama)
9. Chapter: Reflecting on the immense creation of Allah Almighty, the passing of this world, the terrors of the Next World, and other matters. On the  negligence of the self, disciplining it and forcing it to go straight
10. Chapter: On hastening to perform good actions, and on encouraging the one who intends to do something to go ahead and do it with diligence and not to  hesitate
11. Chapter: On Striving (Mujahada)
12. Chapter: On the encouragement to increase good actions in the later part of one’s life
13. Chapter: On the clarification of the many paths of good
14. Chapter: On Moderation in Worship
15. Chapter: On perserverance in actions
16. Chapter: On the command to follow the Sunna and its adab
17. Chapter: On the Obligation to obey the judgement of Allah, what is said by those who are summoned to that, and commanding the right and forbidding the  wrong
18. Chapter: On the prohibition against innovations and new matters
19. Chapter: On the one who makes a good or bad sunna
20. Chapter: On showing the way to good and calling to guidance or misguidance
21. Chapter: Helping one another to goodness and fear of Allah
22. Chapter: On Good Counsel
23. Chapter: On commanding the right and forbidding the wrong
24. Chapter: On the harsh punishment of someone who commands right or forbids wrong while his own actions contradict what he says
25. Chapter: On the command to deliver trusts
26. Chapter: On injustice and the command to make restitution in cases of injustice
27. Chapter: On respecting the sacred things of the Muslims, clarification of their rights and having compassion and mercy forthem
28. Chapter: Veiling the faults of Muslims and the prohibition against divulging them without necessity
29. Chapter: Taking care of the needs of the Muslims
30. Chapter: Intercession
31. Chapter: On Putting things right between people
32. Chapter: On the excellence of the weak, poor and obscure Muslims
33. Chapter: Kindness to orphans, girls, the weak, the very poor, and the downtrodden. Treating them well, compassion towards them, humility with them, and  gentleness towards them
34. Chapter: Treating women well
35. Chapter: On the rights of a husband from his wife
36. Chapter: Spending on one’s family
37. Chapter: Spending out of what one loves and spending what is excellent
38. Chapter: On the obligation to command one’s family and children and whoever is in one’s care to obey Allah, and to forbid them to oppose Him, teaching  them proper behaviour and preventing them from committing what is prohibited
39. Chapter: The right of the neighbour and treating him well
40. Chapter: On dutifulness to parents and maintaining ties of kinship
41. Chapter: On the prohibition of disobeying parents and severing ties of kinship
42. Chapter: The excellence of dutifulness shown to the friends of one’s father and mother, relatives, wife, and others whom one
should honour
43. Chapter: Honouring the people of the family of the Messenger of Allah and their clear excellence
44. Chapter: Respect for people of knowledge, the great and people of importance, and putting them ahead of others, raising
where they sit and showing their rank
45. Chapter: On visiting the people of virtue, sitting with them, keeping their company, loving them, seeking visits and supplication
from them, and visiting places of virtue
46. Chapter: The excellence of love for the sake of Allah and encouraging it, and a man who loves another informing him of that
and what he says to him when he informs him
47. Chapter: On the signs of Allah’s love for His slave and urging that it be taken on and that one should strive to obtain it
48. Chapter: On cautioning against causing injury to the righteous, the weak and the poor
49. Chapter: Judging people according to the outward while leaving their secrets to Allah Almighty
50. Chapter: On Fear Continue reading

An Explanation Of Muhammad Ibn Abdal Wahab’s Kitab Al-Tawhid

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Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab
Language: English | Format: PDF  | Pages: 132 | Size: 1 MB

This book is a brief yet extremely beneficial explanation of Muhammad ibn Abdal Wahab’s famous Kitab al Tawhid. The book, as the title suggests, deals with the subject of worshipping Allah alone without associating partners with Him. The author highlights many matters that have become common among Muslims even though they are clearly acts of shirk or associating partners with Allah. Not only is this book distinguished due to the importance of the subject matter but also due to the methodology adopted by the author for which he is well known. The reader will find that the majority of the book consists of verses of the Qur’an, ahadith of the Prophet (pbuh), and sayings of the early Muslims.

The explanation presented at the end of each chapter of Kitab al-Tawhid is that of the renowned scholars Allamah Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di, counted among the major scholars of recent times. He was born in al-Qasim, Saudi Arabia, in the year 1307 AH, and from a young age became engrossed in the attainment of knowledge. His dedication and thirst for knowledge led him to become an authority in many of the Islamic sciences as is evident from the books that he authored. He passed away in the year 1376 AH, may Allah have mercy on him. Continue reading

Causes That Aid In The Memorization Of The Qur’an

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Shaykh Mahmood al-Misri (Abu ‘Ammar)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 41 | Size: 1 MB

Indeed, the Noble Qur’aan is the Book of Allaah which is the Seal of all the Scriptures… it is the course for a complete life that ensures prosperity and happiness for the servant in this life and in the Hereafter. It is the inimitable Word of Allaah that is not approached by falsehood neither from before it nor from behind it.

Before the advent of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), Mankind was in the darkness of shirk and kufraan (disbelief) until the Messenger (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) came with the Book of Allaah ‘azza wa jall, to take this entire universe out from this darkness into the lights of Tawheed and Imaan – and for this reason, Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’aala has said about this great Book,

“…(This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness into light by their Lord’s Leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praise.” [Ibrahim: 1]

So this Ummah (Nation) turned around with this Book and turned away from shirk and jahiliyyah (ignorance) towards guidance and tawheed, away from the worship of creation to the worship of the Lord of creation and went from being an Ummah that lived along the margins of life to one that took leadership over Mankind and steered it towards the success of both worlds.

The Noble Qur’aan came to train up an Ummah, to produce a society and to build a wellfunctioning system… this training requires a portion of time and it needs to have an effect. It needs to act upon a Word and it needs to have a movement that expresses these actions and effects into a visible reality for the people.

Contemplate over the saying of ‘Aisha (radi’Allaahu ‘anhaa) when she was asked about the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), she said – as is narrated in Sahih Muslim – “His character was the Qur’aan.”

So whoever wishes to take on the character of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), then he needs to take hold of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the leader of Mankind (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam). Continue reading

Kindness To Parents

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Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 80 | Size: 4.5 MB

Kindness to Parents is a very enlightening booklet by Abdul Malik Al-Qasim. He has collected several stories and narrations that demonstrate the Birr (being dutiful) and kindness to our righteous Salaf towards their parents’ needs and necessities, in obedience to Allah’s worship in sincerity. He refers from the Noble Qur’an that a man is never allowed to say ‘Uff” (fie) if he smells a bad order coming from his parents or one of them.

The author has exposed shortcomings and errors of many among us who don not preserve the rights of their parents. Continue reading

The Wives Of The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): Their Strives And Their Lives

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Muhammad Fathi Mus’ad
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 234 | Size: 7.5 MB

Islam greatly honors woman and elevates status whether she is a daughter, a sister, a wife or a mother. In the  glittering Islamic history, many righteous Muslim women played outstanding roles in the life of the Ummah (the  Muslim nation). No doubt, the Prophet’s wives, Mothers of the Believers, preceded others in this regard. They are  the most elite and eligible. No wonder, they lived with the prophet (pbuh) and were brought up on following the  Divine revelation. One feels that the best thing one can present to today Muslim women in the biography of mother  of the Believers in order to discipline themselves under its shade, and derive provisions for the souls there from. This purified biography enlightens the hearts with faith. And connects them together by righteousness and unswerving belief. It makes a link between today Muslim women and the prophet’s wives who were honored by his company in his dwelling, traveling, and battles. Continue reading

The Islamic Ruling On The Permissibility Of Self-Sacrificial Operations Suicide Or Martyrdom

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Shaykh Yusuf ibn Salih Al-‘Uyayrī
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 60 | Size: 1.5 MB

People today have neglected this great symbol of Islām, and pursued this lowly worldly life, what they love, thinking good lies in what they love, and failing to realize that good lies in that which Allāh has ordained. Allāh has blessed us, here in Chechnya, by allowing us to fight kufr – represented by the Russian army, and we ask Allāh to strengthen and assist us. We praise Allāh also for allowing us to have scored victories over the enemy. Some of us have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. martyred); and some of us are still waiting. Verily, Allāh has fulfilled His promise to us, and granted us dignity through Jihād, after we had been in humility. Our martyred brothers have written, with their blood – InShā’Allāh, a history we can be proud of, and their blood has been spilled and flows for the sake of Lā Ilāha Illā Allāh – that is how we know them as, and we know none more than Allāh does. For Allāh, the limbs of our brothers are cut to pieces, and for Allāh, their heads are scattered. Rather, their sacrifices only increase us in eagerness and longing for our own martyrdom – So that tomorrow, we can meet the Beloved Ones, Muhammad and the Companions. And Oh what happiness and joy! For the one who meets his Lord, and finds him pleased with him, and that he will soon be resurrected alongside the Prophets, the Siddīqīn, the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent those companions are! Continue reading

[Iqtidaa Ul Ilm Al Amal] Knowledge Mandates Action

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Imaam Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee and Imaam Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen al-Albanee (Albani) | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 67 | Size: 1 MB

This is the second book in the “Classical Knowledge Series”, which is a collection of selected scholarly works from the past that deal with the subject of religious knowledge. The first book in this blessed series was “The Book of Knowledge” written by Imam Abu Khaithamah Zuhayr bin Harb An-Nasaa’ee (Died 234H), may Allah have mercy on him.

Since that book served as an introduction to knowledge, its virtues, merits and manners, it seemed proper that the second book be dedicated to the next level of knowledge, which is its result and outcome, and that is righteous deeds. And what better work to present on this subject than the classic and well-known treatise of the distinguished Imam, Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, “Iqtidaa-ul-‘Ilm al-‘Amal” (Knowledge Mandates Action).

In this treatise, the author gathers over 200 narrations from the Prophet, his Companions and the pious predecessors on the virtue and obligation of acting upon knowledge. Thus the work serves as an inspiration and encouragement to the readers, guiding them to transfer whatever knowledge they gain of Islam into good deeds and righteous actions. You will find this book filled with beautiful admonitions and golden words of advice from our righteous predecessors, inciting us to acquire knowledge and to then put it into practice by way of acts of worship.

In addition to this, the great scholar of Hadeeth of recent times, Imam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee, has reviewed the treatise and verified the narrations contained within it, distinguishing the authentic from the weak. So this treatise is of great benefit and deserving of being read and studied by every Muslim, whether in gatherings or individually.

Lastly, due to the nature of verifying narrations, many terms related to the Science of Hadeeth were employed by Imam Al-Albaanee throughout the footnotes in the treatise. Explanations of these terms and concepts can be found in the Glossary section at the back of the book.

We ask Allah to make this publication a guiding light to those who read it and an invaluable resource of reference for those who study it and use it for research.

Important Note:

This book contains the Arabic text for all of its narrations including the vowelization of all letters so as to make it an easy to study reference-guide. It is the perfect book for people to study in gatherings and circles or for one to just read on his own and encourage himself to act upon his knowledge. May Allah accept this effort.

About the Author: Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee was one of the Imams of Ahlus-Sunnah who is renowned and reputed for his high position in the subject of Hadeeth. He has authored many books about the etiquettes, manners and guidance on seeking knowledge and Hadeeth, this particular book being one of them. Continue reading

Non-Muslim Religious Celebrations & Ruling On Part Participating

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Monajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 57 | Size: 1 MB

The conflict between truth and falsehood is ongoing and will last as long as this world remains. The fact that some groups among the Ummah of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) are following the people of falsehood such as the Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, idol-worshippers and others, whilst a group is remaining steadfast to the truth despite the pressures, is all part of the decreed system of the universe. But this does not mean that we should give in and follow the ways of those who are astray, because the one who told us that this would inevitably happen also warned us against following this path, and he commanded us to adhere firmly to Islam no matter how many people deviate from it and no matter how strong they become. He told us that the blessed one is the one who adheres steadfastly to the truth no matter what the distractions, at a time when the one who does righteous deeds will earn the reward of fifty men whose deeds are like those of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) – as was reported in the hadeeth of Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani (may Allaah be pleased with him).

Among the Ummah of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) there will be people who deviated from the truth and went towards falsehood, changing and altering things. Their punishment will be that they will be kept away from the Hawd (Cistern) whilst those who adhered to the Straight Path will come and drink from it. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“I will precede you to the Cistern, and men from among you will be brought to me, and when I stretch forth my hand to them, they will be pulled away. I will say, ‘O Lord! My followers!’ and it will be said:

‘You do not know what they innovated after you were gone.’” According to another report: “I will say: ‘May he be doomed, the one who changed (the religion) after I was gone.’” Continue reading

Diseases Of The Hearts And Their Cure

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Daar as-Sunnah Publishers
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 156 | Size: 5.5 MB

Know O beloved reader that it is most important to spend one’s time and energy in treating the heart, and hastening to correct and purify it from sickness and all sins. This is due to the heart occupying a great and lofty position in Islaam, for it is the place to which the Lord looks and the storehouse for tawheed, faith, and sincerity. Actions are distinguished, one from the other, with respect to their excellence in the Sight of Allah in accordance with the condition of the heart, not by their number or form, but rather due to the strength of the caller, his or her truthfulness, his or her sincerity and the extent to which he or she prefers Allah over himself or herself … Al-Haafidh ibn Hajr al-Asqalaanee, may Allah have mercy upon him and provide us with his knowledge, said: “The heart has been singled out for this because it is the leader of the body, and through the purification of the leader the subjects become c, and with his corruption they become corrupted. So if you, O servant of Allah, with to cure your heart then it is upon you to be truthful with regards to seeking refuge with Allah and putting your trust in Him, to pray a great deal of superogatory prayers, to perform the actions of obedience to Allah frequently, to pray the night prayer while the people are sleeping, and to treat your heart by making it continuously stick to the remembrances and by befriending only the righteous … and to frequently recite the Qur’an. And Allah will indeed allow all of this to be preserved by him.” Continue reading